Summer weather means extreme heat, harsh sunlight, and new challenges for your roofing system. Is your roof ready to stand the heat?

Roofs of all kind require careful maintenance and regular inspection during the hot summer months.  Here are a few simple tips:

  • Check that all roof gutters and downspouts are clear of leaf, seed, dirt, and other forms of debris. Blocked gutters and downspouts can cause water damage to your roof and inside your home.
  • After heavy summer storms, check your roof for signs of damage such as missing shingles, water damage, cracks, holes, and physical damage. Even minimal damage can diminish your roof’s ability to block outside elements and cool your home. Holes & missing shingles create space for insects, mice, and other critters to infiltrate your roof.
  • Inspect your roof for debris from summer storms and immediately remove. Also check surrounding trees and shrubs and make sure they are not rubbing on the roof and causing damage.
  • You skin is not the only thing that needs protection from the harsh summer sun. Your roof is vulnerable to damage from heat, sun, and UV rays.  Intense heat can also increase heat inside your property.  Call a roofing professional for a proper inspection and make improvements to increase your roof’s resistance to sun damage if needed.

Do you need help thoroughly inspecting your roof? Have you found signs of damage and need roof replacement or repair? Aqua Barriers has over 29 years of experience providing home, business, & property owners in MA with high quality roof maintenance and repair. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to request service in your area.